Whilst being at university I have carried out work experience, this has enabled me to gain an insight into the media industry from a variety of different angles and sectors.
Placements so far:
PR and marketing assistant (2 year placement ongoing) – Busy Bees Benefits
As PR and marketing assistant, I worked in a team and supported the PR and marketing managers by taking over some of their responsibilities. When I met with them to discuss working with them, the role fitted right into the organisation because the marketing team – were in need of someone to do the background tasks that take time, but that they were unable to fit in to their work. Some of my responsibilities included:
– Chasing press releases and liaising with the media (journalists, TV and bloggers)
– Market research and other research projects
– Internal communications projects
– Social media utilisation
– Design and creation of documents
(Please contact me for my full report on my work placement at Busy Bees Benefits)
Journalist and photographer for Bloc Beatz Records
Whilst working for Bloc Beatz I conducted interviews with independent clothing brands based in Birmingham. With a media team I also interviewed and met with some high profile DJ’s who were visiting the city for events hosted by Bloc Beatz, Zombie Disco Squad being a personal favourite.
I also carried out a location photo shoot in Digbeth with DJ Marc Spence and DJ Zac Mills, both high profile house music DJ’s based in Birmingham. The images taken in this shoot featured as the cover image for a collaborative track and also have been used in promotion since.
The record label hosted a house music night, for which I also did social media and viral promotion for.
“Sophie has proven to be a valuable asset to our team over her time with us. Someone who we could entrust import tasks and projects.
Sophie has made important contributions numerous times to Bloc Beatz across numerous projects including PR, Blogging, content writing, events management and Social Media.
Since joining our team, Sophie has proven to be a great team player and someone who with great project management skills, we could trust with important projects.
Sophie has a fantastic writing ability and strong command of the English language. Those combined with her creative flare has proven to be a valuable resource and someone who we could rely on.” Richard Chapman, Bloc Beatz Records